Join thousands of coaches
who are learning every week.

Take our 3 minute coaching quiz and immediately get a
collection of coaching resources customised for you.

Trusted by

Don't know where to start?

Take our 3 minute coaching quiz and we'll show you where to begin.

Coaching Courses

Introduction to Soccer Coaching Course

We know that the majority of coaches out there are volunteers - first time coaches, who may not have a background in soccer. We also know that these coaches don't have time to spend hours and hours searching for answers online about how to effectively coach.

So we teamed up with Rob Sherman, one of the best coach educators in the world, to deliver a 100% online course that you can complete from home, in your own time, on any device.

Specifically designed for coaches working with U6 - U12 players, this course will give you a system for using the 50+ practices we provide, and putting them into a session framework to save time each week.

PDP Membership

On-Demand Coaching Lessons and Weekly Content

PDP Members can explore a massive library of on-demand coaching content, with new articles, videos, sessions and interviews published every week. PDP Membership includes:

  • Coaching Guides
  • PDP Session Plan library and Live Sessions
  • Q&A Video Discussions
  • Masterclass Discussion Videos
  • Research Reviews

PLUS, You will be invited to our exclusive online Slack Community where you can ask questions, share ideas and discuss coaching, anytime.

We've helped thousands of coaches with different experience levels working with different age groups.

Now we can help you too.

Coaching Guides

Latest Free Coaching Guides

The FA’s Four Corner Model can be a useful tool for coaches. But to use it effectively, we need to understand both its purpose and its limitations, and learn how to apply it in a way that supports our coaching without governing our approach. All coaches need guidance on how best to support their players, and the Four Corner Model can provide an excellent framework for session design and player development, provided we use it correctly. In this article What is The FA Four Corner…

Many coaches wonder about the best way to allocate playing time within their team. But when deciding whether to give kids equal playing time in youth soccer, there is no blanket rule. Factors like the environment we’re coaching in, the individual needs of our players, and what we’re trying to achieve as a team will all impact our approach. To establish the best course of action for our team, we should consider the various impacts of how we allocate playing time, as well as how…

An individual development plan is an important tool in helping a player to improve and appreciate their own progress. As coaches, we can use individual plans to help kids recognize their own strengths and weaknesses, identify the things they would like to improve on, and understand how they can do it. By working alongside players to create effective learning plans, we can facilitate self-reflection, encourage them to take ownership of their own journey in the game, and, most importantly, help them to develop as both…

Slack Community

Ask Questions, Share ideas and Discuss Coaching

Slack Community Preview

The PDP Slack Community is the hub for all coaching conversations - all PDP Members and Course Participants are invited to join.

Every day, the community is discussing session plans, new ideas, and supporting each other to grow as coaches. The PDP Coaching Team, are on there every day answering questions, posting content and supporting coaches.

So start your PDP Membership, or sign up for one of the PDP Coaching Academy Courses, and you'll be invited to join the conversation.

Get started on the pathway
to becoming a great coach.

Popular searches: defending, finishing, 1v1, playing out from the back, working with parents